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It's about communication

We spend an afternoon with JurongHealth’s aspiring Speech Therapist and come away with more than we expected.

By Kevin Lim

Wan Xin’s youthful looks, petite size, and delightfully excited tone have us doing a double take.

Is this the 26-year-old Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology student we were supposed to meet?

A Beacon of Sunshine
Indeed she is, and she greets us with a warm smile that instantly puts us in a good mood – something we soon learn is at the heart of her decision to become a Speech Therapist.

As it turns out, Wan Xin didn’t always aspire to be a Speech Therapist. Her first job was in the field of clinical research at a hospital. There, she would often work with many elderly stroke patients who had lost their ability to speak intelligibly.

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Growing As A Family

Each of their job scopes and length of experience may differ, but at JurongHealth, everyone starts out on the same footing.

By Cheak Hong Ian

In anticipation of Singapore’s ageing population, a new public healthcare cluster has been formed to facilitate and better serve the healthcare needs in the West.

Collectively named Jurong Health Services (JurongHealth), this new cluster manages Alexandra Hospital and the soon-to-be opened Jurong General Hospital (JGH).

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Late Talker Turns Speech Therapist

Ng Wan Tian of JurongHealth shares how being a late talker influenced her career choice.

By Cheak Hong Ian

For most people, learning how to speak is a process that comes naturally, so it is no wonder that being a late talker had a profound impact on Ng Wan Tian.

“Most people can get one word out when they’re a year old, but I only started talking much later,” the now chatty 25-year-old says.

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